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An astronomical diary; or almanack for the year of our Lord Christ 1772 [microform] : ... Calculated for the meridian of Boston, New-England, lat. 42 25 north. ... / By Nathaniel Ames.

Author/Creator:
Ames, Nathaniel, 1741-1822.
Publication:
Boston: : Printed for and sold by Ezekiel Russell, in Marlborough-Street., [1771] Price 2s. 8d. per dozen. Six coppers single.
Format/Description:
Microformat
[24] p. : 3 ports. ; 18 cm. (4to)
Series:
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 11962.
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Form/Genre:
Almanacs -- Massachusetts -- 1772.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Notes:
Advertised in the Massachusetts gazette and Boston post-boy, Dec. 23, 1771, as "The original copy of Ames's almanack ... E. Russell having purchased of Doctor Ames, at a great expence, the true original copy of his almanack, cannot but have the warmest hopes that the publick, with their usual impartiality, will give him the preference in buying of his Ames's genuine almanack before any pirated edition ..." See also Russell's advertisement on p. [24] and Ames' remarks in the preface.
Two states noted. In one, Russell's advertisement ends: "Subscriptions ... are taken in at said office" and Knox's advertisement ends: "Stationary of all kinds, &c. --press-papers." In another, Russell's advertisement ends: "Subscriptions ... are taken in at his office", and Knox's advertisement ends: "Press-papers --Stationary of all kinds, &c.".
The portraits are of a dwarf (on title page), John Dickinson, and Mrs. Catharine M'Caulay. Two of these cuts are by Paul Revere, as is shown by an entry in his Day book for December 16, 1771. Cf. Brigham, C.S., Paul Revere's engravings, Worcester, Mass., 1954, p. 135-136. Brigham suggests that the cuts of Dickinson and Mrs. M'Caulay are the two executed by Revere.
Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 11962).
Cited in:
Evans 11962
Drake, M. Almanacs, 3207
OCLC:
152428309